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SFB 889 symposium

"Transformation from sound to meaning in the ferret auditory cortex"
Speaker: Dr. Jonathan Fritz, Neural Systems Laboratory, University of Maryland, USA

Time: Tuesday, June 28th, 2016, 15:15
Location: Main lecture hall, Max Planck Institute of Experimental Medicine, Herrmann-Rein-Str. 3
Host: Dr. Livia de Hoz





Past Scientific Events

11th Molecular Biology of Hearing and Deafness Conference 2018

We would like to announce the ‘11th Molecular Biology of Hearing and Deafness Conference’ to be held from May 16th to 19th 2018 in Göttingen, Germany. This international conference serves the exchange of researchers about the latest developments in the field. Here, besides the identification of so-far unknown deafness genes, new methods of exome- / genome-analysis will be presented. Advances in the identification of gene-function-relationships will be discussed as well as the role of specific genes in the molecular physiology of hearing and in age-dependent hearing loss. Speakers will also cover potential strategies for gene therapy and prepare the transfer of the results from basic research into clinical application. The conference is hosted by the Max Planck Institute for Biophysical Chemistry in cooperation with the Collaborative Research Center 889 "Cellular Mechanisms of Sensory Processing".

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Confirmed speakers: Jörg Albert, Karen Avraham, Mike Bowl, David Corey, Sally Dawson, Albert Edge, Robert Fettiplace, Bernd Fritzsch, Lisa Goodrich, Eri Hashino, Jeffrey Holt, Dan Jagger, Katie Kindt, Hanni Kremer, Sharon Kujawa, Brigitte Malgrange, Mireille Montcouquiol, Cynthia Morton, Régis Nouvian, Rosamaria Santarelli, Lavinia Sheets, Richard Smith, Karen Steel, Guy van Camp, Henrique von Gersdorff, Qiuju Wang, Catherine Weisz
Time: Wednesday, May 16th to Saturday, May 19th, 2018
  Location: Max Planck Institute for Biophysical Chemistry, Am Fassberg 11, 37077 Göttingen
Website and registration: www.mbhd2018.de
Contact: ianoff@gwdg.de


Auditory Neuroscience Minisymposium

“Research on Hearing and Hearing Restoration as well as Auditory Synaptic Neuroscience is rapidly progressing and the fields are intimately connected. In this minisymposium , speakers of the Göttingen Campus from inside and outside the Institute for Auditory Neuroscience will present the latest progress as well as plans, discussing molecular mechanisms of hearing at the inner ear synapses and beyond, as well as the development of optogenetic restoration of hearing using optical cochlear implants. .
Confirmed speakers: Dirk Beutner, Tanvi Butola, Antonino Calapai, Livia de Hoz, Erwin Neher, Chad Grabner, Lina María Jaime Tobón, Cristian Setz, Christian Wrobel
Time: Friday, December 8th 2017, 08:30 - 14:00 h
  Location: Max Planck Institute for Experimental Medicine, Hermann-Rein-Str. 3, 37075 Göttingen
Contact: ianoff@gwdg.de

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SFB 889 colloquium

"The role of cdh23 and pcdh15 in the development of a subpopulation of parvalbumin interneurons in the auditory cortex"
Speaker: Dr. Nicolas Michalski, Institut Pasteur, Paris, France

Time: Monday, November 30th, 2017, 11:00
  Location: Seminar room of the department for Otolaryngology, UMG
Host: Prof. Tobias Moser


Ribbon Synapses Symposium 2017

We would like to announce the upcoming Ribbon Synapses Symposium (RSS) 2017, a specialized international conference to be held in Göttingen, Germany on September 11th-12th 2017. The meeting is jointly organized by the two Collaborative Research Centers SFB 889 "Cellular Mechanisms of Sensory Processing" and SFB 894 "Ca2+ Signaling: Molecular Mechanisms and Integrative Functions" and will be hosted at the Max Planck Institute of Experimental Medicine. This meeting aims to not only bring together experts in the field, who will present and discuss novel data and provide a detailed overview of the current state of the art of ribbon synapse research, but additionally provide a platform for young scientists to present their work in form of either an oral presentation and/or a poster.

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Confirmed Speakers: Jonathan Demb, Jeffrey Diamond, Ruth Anne Eatock, Henrique von Gersdorff, Elisabeth Glowatzki, Cole Graydon, Ruth Heidelberger, Martin Heine, Alexandra Koschak, Hernan Lopez-Schier, Frank Schmitz, Michael Schnee, Stephan Sigrist, Thirumalini Vaithianathan, Margaret Veruki, David Zenisek.
Time: Monday, September 11th till Tuesday, September 12th, 2017
  Location: Max Planck Institute of Experimental Medicine, Hermann-Rein-Str. 3, Göttingen


SFB 889 colloquium

"The importance of the lipid bilayer, in particular PIP2, for the mammalian auditory MET-channel"
Speaker: Dr. Thomas Effertz, Department of Otolaryngology, Stanford University, USA

Time: Tuesday, December 13th, 2016, 12:15
Location: Seminar room -1.101, Schwann-Schleiden-Forschungszentrum Göttingen, Julia-Lermontowa-Weg 3
Host: Prof. Dr. Tobias Moser


SFB 889 Sensory Lecture

"Neuronal correlates of time perception in echolocating bats"
Speaker: Prof. Dr. Manfred Kössl, Institute for Cell Biology and Neuroscience, Goethe University, Frankfurt am Main

Time: Tuesday, February 7th, 2017, 12:15
Location: Lecture Hall 552, University Medical Center Göttingen
Host: Prof. Dr. Martin Göpfert


SFB 889 Sensory Lecture

"Neuronal correlates of time perception in echolocating bats"
Speaker: Prof. Dr. Manfred Kössl, Institute for Cell Biology and Neuroscience, Goethe University, Frankfurt am Main

Time: Tuesday, February 7th, 2017, 12:15
Location: Lecture Hall 552, University Medical Center Göttingen
Host: Prof. Dr. Martin Göpfert


Restorative Therapies for Sensory Disorders Symposium 2017

Speakers: Sliman Bensmaia, Deniz Delkara, Joseph C. Glorioso, Tobias Moser
Time: Monday, March 20th, 2017
  Location: Max Planck Institute of Experimental Medicine, Hermann-Rein-Str. 3, Göttingen
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Restoration of Sensory and Motor Function 2016 Symposium

We would like to announce the ‘Restoration of Sensory and Motor Function Symposium 2016’ to be held from May 26th to 27th 2016 in Göttingen, Germany. The idea of this small size (we expect approximately 100 attendees) and highly interactive meeting is to exchange experience among researchers aiming to restore sensory and motor function. Speakers will cover molecular therapies such as virus-mediated regeneration of sensory cells and optogenetic restoration of vision and hearing as well as sensory and motor prosthetics. The conference is organized by the Physics2Medicine consortium of the Göttingen cluster "Physics to Medicine (P2M)" and supported by several DFG-funded collaborative research activities and the Göttingen Graduate School for Neurosciences, Biophysics and Molecular Biology "GGNB". We encourage participation of young scientists who might contribute by short talks (selected from applications) or posters.
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Speakers: Oskar Aszmann, Ernst Bamberg, Volker Busskamp, Max Ortiz Catalan, Ingeborg Hochmair, Sonja Kleinlogel, Dejan Popovic, Stanisa Raspopovic, Patrick Ruther, José Sahel, Hansjörg Scherberger, Hinrich Staecker, Malte Tiburcy
Time: Wednesday, May 26th to Saturday, May 28th, 2016
  Location: Lecture Hall 552, near East Entrance, Universiy Medical Center Göttingen , 37075 Göttingen
Contact: Patricia Räke-Kügler